History of Assam appears to be ambiguous. In the ancient Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata, Assam was known as 'Kamarupa' or 'Pragjyotish'. In the Mahabharata, the Puranas, the Tantras there are references of the kingdom known as Kamrupa kingdom. The inhabitants of Assam comprises of the migrants from Myanmar and China who came from Punjab through Bihar and North Bengal. Assam presents a fusion of Mongol-Aryan culture.

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In the ancient Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata, Assam was known as `Kamarupa` or `Pragjyotish`. In the Mahabharata, the Puranas, the Tantras there are references of Assam as Kamrupa kingdom.